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Kinect the key to in-home monitoring

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 04

A student research project is using the built-in motion detection features of a popular games console to provide a low-cost, 24-hour home monitoring system for the sick, elderly or those who have a disability.


Do 457 visas give SMEs a stamp of approval?

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 04

Are migrant workers on 457 visas turning down the chance to work for resources industry giants for employment with smaller firms?


Women put up with more bad behaviour at work, respond by working harder: study

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 03

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the University of New England has found women experience more rude and disrespectful behaviour in the workplace, but they tolerated it by working harder.


New approach to stop bullying in schools

Friday, 15 March 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 03

Teachers and parents have been so effective in reducing bullying behaviour in schools that it has gone ‘underground’, with young people who bully turning to covert methods to avoid detection.


Inspiring collaboration

Thursday, 21 February 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 02

For the first time WA’s five universities have combined their collective expertise to inspire the next generation of researchers and academics.


Search and destroy lasers used in the fight against weeds

Friday, 08 February 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 02

Laser technology to change the way farmers target and eliminate weeds.


Heart disease the great divide

Friday, 01 February 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 01

New translational research from ECU's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet confirms that Indigenous Australians are three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than non-Indigenous Australians.  


Unrelenting workload for judges

Thursday, 31 January 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 01

Almost 90 per cent of Australian judges and magistrates report high job satisfaction, according to a recent report.


Security Research Institute attracts VIP visits

Friday, 18 January 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 01

Senator Chris Evans and Senator Mark Bishop both got an insight into cyber security recently when they visited ECU’s Security Research Institute, based at the Joondalup Campus.


Testosterone to treat Alzheimer's

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Research > News > 2013 > 01

An ECU researcher has been awarded half a million dollars to conduct a world-first clinical trial, using testosterone and fish oil, to prevent or postpone Alzheimer’s disease.


Leading the way with video-based classroom research

Monday, 03 December 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 11

ECU’s video-based classroom research partnerships are attracting international attention.


Building a resilient future

Thursday, 29 November 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 11

Murder, intrigue, cyber security, computer hacking and counter terrorism are just some of the topics on offer at the 2012 secau Cyber Security Congress.


Happy kids, happy future

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 11

At-risk children are more likely to successfully transition to secondary school if they take part in support programs during upper primary, a new study by ECU researchers has found.


ECU Speech Pathology secures prestigious research grants

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 11

After just four years in existence ECU’s Speech Pathology program has secured two prestigious research grants as part of the most recent National Health and Medical Research Council funding round.


Tick of approval for research school

Friday, 23 November 2012 Research > News > 2012 > 11

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU’s) Graduate Research School (GRS) has received the highest satisfaction rating in a survey comparing 18 institutions in Australia.


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